REBECCA SOLNIT NAMED 2021 PAUL ENGLE PRIZE WINNER

Rebecca Solnit has been named the eleventh recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in […]

Iowa City Book Festival offers readings, film screenings, exhibits, and more, late October and throughout the fall

The 13th annual Iowa City Book Festival, which will be held Oct. 18-24, will feature a mix of in-person and online events that blend original programming and partnerships with co-presenters to celebrate the written word. Several events focus on authors with ties to the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, while others highlight issues related to […]

Catch up on the festival

Did you miss one of our 2020 Book Festival events? Did you like one so much you want to watch it again or share it with a friend? We have you covered. All of our events were recorded and can be watched whenever you like. You have a few options. Do you want to watch […]

Book Festival moves online for 2020

Events for the 12th annual Iowa City Book Festival will be held online with original programming and partnerships with co-presenters that celebrate authors from around the block and around the world. Because of coronavirus restrictions, the festival, which usually is held at various locations throughout the area, will be available to anyone with access to […]

Iowa City Book Festival Scheduled for October 1-6, 2019

IOWA CITY – The Iowa City Book Festival’s 11th year will feature a mix of authors, panel discussions, workshops, a book fair and more, with programming that blends the best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The festival will be held from Oct. 1-6, with most events at various locations throughout downtown Iowa City. Long a […]

Take our 2018 ICBF attendee survey

Did you attend this year’s Iowa City Book Festival? Please let us know how we did. We use feedback to be sure we keep things that work and improve things that don’t (though, sadly, we have no control over the weather). You can find the survey here: bit.ly/ICBF18

Dina Nayeri named 2018 Paul Engle Prize winner

Dina Nayeri has been named the seventh recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in […]